A game as sexy and strange as Catherine deserves a special edition that accurately reflects the game’s exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. So Atlus is stuffing underwear into a pizza box and delivering it to your local game store on July 26.
Giving Aksys’ Really Naughty Limited Edition of Record of Agarest War a run for its money, the Love is Over deluxe edition of Catherine for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at least aims at keeping gamers fully clothed. That’s why it includes both a t-shirt and boxer shorts, attire acceptable at convenience stores around the country, at least they never say anything to me about it.
It’s also suitable attire for the bedroom, where you can take full advantage of the Catherine-covered pillowcase however you see fit.
All of this and the game itself are packed inside a pizza delivery box from the Stray Sheep bar, one of the game’s central locations. It’ll run you $US79.99, $US20 more than the standard edition, but then the standard edition doesn’t come with underwear, now does it.
Fans preordering Catherine ahead of its July 26 release date will also receive a lovely art book and soundtrack CD, whether or not they opt for the more expensive edition.
Check out the gallery for shots of the preorder bonuses and Love is Over special edition of Catherine.